It’s an enormous thrill to be able to read books before they hit the shelves. And, let’s face it, it’s why many Penguin Random House staffers are in the publishing business to begin with. Words spread pretty fast around here, so every month we whip around the offices to ask what everyone is reading. These are some of our current favourites.
A heartbreaking story about the pursuit of passion by the bestselling author of The Chocolate Tin.
Philip Pullman returns to the world of His Dark Materials with this magnificent first volume of The Book of Dust.
The story of Jelena Dokic, in her words
Australia’s master novelist takes us on the race of a lifetime.
The new rip-roaring Oregon Files adventure from the grand master of adventure, Clive Cussler.
Ducks for Dark Times is a hilarious, uplifting shot in the arm from Michael Leunig, an antidote to the prevailing madness.
The twenty-fifth novel in the bestselling Alex Cross series
Can you wait for the return of Reacher in 2017? Jack Reacher is back, in a new chilling, deadly adventure.
Steve Johnson has become the king of reinvention – from misbehaving larrikin to premiership star; from Cat to Giant – and he's been at the heart of two of the most remarkable AFL teams of modern times: the great Geelong triple-premiership side, and the coming juggernaut of Greater Western Sydney.
Over the course of five decades, founding editor of Rolling Stone Jann Wenner has put an indelible stamp on American culture. A nuanced portrait of a man who helped define a generation, and provides an explosive chronicle of an era.
At sea can be a beautiful and ferocious place to find yourself – alone and together.
This is the official autobiography of one of the AFL's most respected and celebrated players, and one of the greatest leaders the sport has ever seen. Football books don't come much bigger than this.
The Untold Story of Bon Scott and AC/DC's Back In Black
Can you not like sport and be Australian?
Extremely timely, enlightening and passionate, The First Casualty is foreign correspondent Peter Greste’s first-hand account of how the war on journalism has spread from the battlefields of the Middle East to the governments of the West
Political satire as deeper truth: Donald Trump's presidential memoir, as recorded by two world-renowned Trump scholars, and experts on greatness generally.
Book 12 in the phenomenal, best-selling Diary of a Wimpy Kid series by Jeff Kinney.
The Zanzibar Wife is a bewitching novel of clashing cultures and conflicting beliefs, of secrets and revelations, of mystery and magic, by the author of the international bestseller The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul.
Mexico is the new India. This landmark book and major BBC series from Rick Stein brings his expertise and joie de vivre to the hottest food trend.
Kaz Cooke invites you to an audience with the amazing Ada. She's a show girl and a story teller with a trunk full of stories and secrets. A funny, tender novel about an extraordinary woman who made the very best of everything life threw at her.
Living in smaller houses is a growing trend worldwide as land prices rise and people want to have a smaller ecological footprint and live with less stuff. Catherine Foster shows us 21 Australian examples under 90sqm.
A celebration of a great Australian love affair, 'The Drover’s Wife' in the Australian imagination: stories, performances and images.
The new novel from no.1 bestselling author Judy Nunn is a stunning portrait of love, hope and survival on an isolated island off Western Australia.
Jamie's 5 Ingredients - Quick & Easy Food is the brand new cookbook from Jamie Oliver.
Hairdresser, humanitarian and author: A guide to the many lives and books of Deborah Rodriguez.